Nancy has just completed the first leg of her book promotion
tour, kicking off with a book launch party and signing
at Uptown Birds in Manhattan, along with a 21 city radio
satellite tour while in New York.
After New York, she did two California book signing events,
one at Kepler's
Bookstore in Menlo Park, then on to Capitola Book
Cafe in Capitola where enthusiastic readers filled the
space and spilled over into the rest of the bookstore.
On August 4, Nancy did a 30 minute interview with Denny
Smithson on KPFA, and is on to more in-studio interviews
in both San Francisco and Oakland, where she will also
tape for FOX network.
August 10 was her gala book party in her hometown, Willits,
where 100 people are expected. See
photos from the event!
August 19 was her book signing at Book Passage in Corte
Beyond that, 14 additional cities are being targeted for
book signings in September and October.
Enthusiastic reader responses from all over the country
arrive daily, along with newspaper reviews which continue
to praise the book.
The parrot is flying!
Ellis-Bell is now representing as an agent national pet
expert, Marc Morrone, who appears regularly on The Martha
Stewart Show, along with her Sirius Radio Show.
Ellis-Bell is now in discussion with a major network to
develop a series on people and their parrots, including
celebrity parrot owners.
Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog" debuts on July
22 with two launch events in New York, followed by another
event in northern California, and a series of book signings
throughout California and the West. The author will also
be conducting a radio satellite tour on July 22 while
on her trip to New York.
rights for "The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog"
have been sold at auction to Mistral uitgevers. The Dutch
translation of my book will now include an announcement
/advertisement for the N.O.P., the Dutch Foundation for
and Care of Parrots Other rights negotiations are
the recent Book Expo event in Los Angeles, Nancy spent
time with Joan Embery whose new pet care manual from Merck
is now the most comprehensive guide for all pet owners,
including those with birds. The two women shared stories
about their scarlet macaws, and how unusual they are given
the nature of this generally temperamental breed.
Both women's birds will "step up" on other people
and don't try to bite - unlike Marc Morrone's scarlet
macaw, Harry, as seen on The Martha Stewart Show where
Marc is Martha's favorite pet expert. When Martha asked
to hold him, moving closer to Harry's perch on Marc's
shoulder, she was reminded that he would bite. When I
met with Marc at this Parrots of the World pet store in
Long Island, I could tell by looking at Harry's eyes that
Marc wasn't exaggerating. Joan and I did concur that the
eyes have it all, and that one should always be alert
to those little windows to the soul.
at Book Expo was my own book and multiple stacks of bookmarks
which Show attendees loved. Parrot book buzz was everywhere
from big mainstream publishers to smaller companies and
even into children's books. Looks like next year in publishing
will be The Year of the Parrot.
my book doesn't hit bookstores until July 22, Marc Morrone
is already promoting it on his radio shows. Thanks, Marc!
parrot tee shirts will be available when the book is released
on July 22.
This is a Parrot Flower native to Thailand. It is a protected
species and resembles a parrot quite vividly. This flower
can not be exported from the country so this is a rare
opportunity to see such an amazing sight.
of BBC News
Japan parrot talks way home
stray parrot was reunited with its owner in Japan after
repeating its name and address at the local veterinary
clinic that took it in, police said.
captured the red-tailed African Grey, Yosuke, earlier
this month after a woman called to say it was sitting
on a fence in her backyard near Tokyo.
parrot was then handed over to the animal clinic to be
began by greeting people and singing popular children's
songs, before repeating its name and address.
matched the name with its owner, who was reunited with
Yosuke earlier this week.
parrot had become lost two weeks ago after flying out
of its cage in Nagareyama city, Chiba prefecture, near
glad I had taught him my address and name," the Daily
Yomiuri newspaper quoted his owner as saying.
African Grey parrot is considered one of the most intelligent
birds and is said by experts to have the cognitive ability
of a six-year-old.